NUS Computing - Tags /news/tags/49 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:10:56 +0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb comlimsi@nus.edu.sg (NUS) Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts /?id=2166:2017-treatsure-kenneth-ham /?id=2166:2017-treatsure-kenneth-ham Computer Science alumnus Kenneth Ham co-founded Treatsure, Singapore's first reservation platform for surplus food. The app shares discounts on surplus food by various F&B outlets, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause /?id=2165:2017-charities-chatbots /?id=2165:2017-charities-chatbots Provost's Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou explains how chatbots operate on finding fixed keywords from a user's sentences and sends out answers based on these keywords. This hinders communication between chatbots and their users due to the limitation of chatbots to detect the nuances in human languages, and may leave users feeling disappointed with the communication.

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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
New blockchain for very high transaction rates /?id=2161:2017-new-blockchain-for-very-high-transaction-rates /?id=2161:2017-new-blockchain-for-very-high-transaction-rates Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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New blockchain for very high transaction rates Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar /?id=2158:2017-proptech-takes-buildings-beyond-brick-and-mortar /?id=2158:2017-proptech-takes-buildings-beyond-brick-and-mortar Rresh graduate Peter Widjaja set up Hubble, a proptech startup, with his friends while studying Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. Revenue hit a "seven-figure" amount last year and the company has seen the number of clients increase from six last year to 15 by the middle of this year.

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'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
Interview with NUS president: NUS 'always looking for new ways of learning, teaching' /?id=2154:2017-nus-president-tanchorhchuan /?id=2154:2017-nus-president-tanchorhchuan Work attachments, of up to six months, have been made compulsory for NUS engineering and computing students since 2014. NUS also introduced three "cooperative education" programmes in information security, business analytics, and data science and analytics. Students will go on work attachments with the same company, alternating with regular academic semesters.

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Interview with NUS president: NUS 'always looking for new ways of learning, teaching' Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
Commentary: Helping start-ups and entrepreneurs, the ‘new heroes’ of Singapore, succeed /?id=2156:2017-francisyeoh-commentary /?id=2156:2017-francisyeoh-commentary Singapore has done well in some aspects when it comes to fostering entrepreneurship but has some way to go on to improve regulation and risk-taking, says the National University of Singapore School of Computing's Francis Yeoh.

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Commentary: Helping start-ups and entrepreneurs, the ‘new heroes’ of Singapore, succeed Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0800
Grants promote cybersecurity research /?id=2143:2017cybersecurityresearchgrants /?id=2143:2017cybersecurityresearchgrants 15 cybersecurity projects, four of which involve NUS Computing researchers, were recently awarded more than $16 million in grants. These grants aim to spur research in cyber tools and technologies to strengthen Singapore's defence against rising global cyber threats. Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai and Professor Abhik Roychoudhury's work, as well as Professor Ooi Beng Chin and Assistant Professor Wang Wei's project, were awarded the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme grant. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien and Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai's research, together with Dr Ng See Kiong's project, were awarded the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium grant. 

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Grants promote cybersecurity research Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:05:00 +0800
Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw /?id=2141:2017apprenticeshipdegree /?id=2141:2017apprenticeshipdegree A new scheme modeled after German and Swiss apprenticeship models has seen keen interest from university students. NUS is piloting the Cooperative Education Programme, which places students on 18 month internships. It will kick off with students in the business analytics and information security programmes, who start internships next May.

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Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:05:00 +0800
The small data challenge for big business /?id=2142:2017keithcartercommentary /?id=2142:2017keithcartercommentary Associate Professor Keith Carter from NUS School of Computing explains why Big Data is essential for business survival in today's data driven world. He also suggests how companies can stay relevant, using Big Data, and not lose out to e-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba.

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The small data challenge for big business Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:05:00 +0800
Three NUS students receive Future Economy Scholarships from LBKM /?id=2144:2017threestudents-lbkmscholarships /?id=2144:2017threestudents-lbkmscholarships Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) and NUS Computing launched the Future Economy Scholarship, an effort to encourage more Malay/Muslim students to pursue further studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LBKM has donated $45,000 to the scholarship, which will be given out over a course of three years. Three Computing students received the scholarship, each amounting to $5,000. Adil Azmoon, Khairul Riqzi and Ismahfaris Ismail are the first recipients of the scholarship. 

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Three NUS students receive Future Economy Scholarships from LBKM Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:05:00 +0800